Wordless Wednesday: Green goodness from my little Garden

Garden goodness

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled


Time spent in my garden is time spent in serenity…(most of the time, except for when the bugs eat my plants)..but other than that, it is a very calm, peaceful, untroubled place in my little world.

Where do you find your serenity?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

A photo of spring….I live in San Diego! Where should I begin?

It feels like there is always something in bloom around here, but spring does bring some new and energetic colors when it bursts onto the scene.

These are two of the most recent additions to my garden.  I’m loving the purple color of the Hydrangea.  It was a gift from my daughter, and it makes me smile every time I look at it!


Hydranga with more colorOrange mum


Are you interested in seeing more photos of spring? Take a look at what other’s have found by clicking on this link.

Lost in my garden

I realized something yesterday as I was tending to my garden. I could get lost there for a very, very long time!

I meandered through the yard, pulling the miscellaneous weeds, nipping back unruly plants, and deadheading flowers. I inhaled the smells from the roses, the lavender and the herbs.  It was invigorating, and relaxing, all at one time.

The cool breeze blowing gently through the trees, the beauty of the flowers and plants, even the dirt smelled good! 🙂

Yep, I was lost in this wonderous place. The hours went by… no need to hurry, no feeling of stress or anxiety.

Just me, and my garden….a glorious place to be.

my secret garden

“In the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there. To the flowers I whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe. I know they are there to eavesdrop for the angels.” ~Dodinsky

Wordless Wednesday: First one out!

my secret garden

Wordless Wednesday – Purple flowers

purple flowers

It’s official! First day of Spring!

purple robe tree

Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey